Hi, I’m Melissa


Melissa Cameron, artist. 2021 Photo: Melissa Cameron

Click to download a copy of my CV.

This blog documents my practice as an artist/ jeweller / designer / writer and lapsed interior architect.

All posts are written by me, with quotes as noted. The texts presented in the Conference Papers and Symposia sections were first delivered at the events as indicated in each introduction, and are collected here for reference.

The Juukan Tears and 1.1.2017 pages catalogue single research / art projects and their associated outcomes.

I do most of the photography, so if you plan to reuse, please note Melissa Cameron as the photographer. Some images, including those featured on invitation cards (reprinted with permission), are by others, who retain copyright, as do the other artists whose works feature in posted photos. If your work is featured in an image that you don’t want to see here, please get in touch and it will be removed ASAP.

My website hosts yet more images of my work, but is currently an archive of older works – pre 2013. Until it is rebuilt (coming soon!) I advocate checking the Highlights page of this site for a sample of recently completed projects.

In website endeavours I’m assisted by the wonderful TurboNerd, who codes with unparalleled verve and speed, and who kindly makes the architecture more or less operable to me, a computer science drop-out!

Favorite tool: a tie between AutoCad LT and the 100mm Vallorbe saw frame combined with 6/0 Glardon Vallorbe blades.  Or PUK welder, or the drill press… sometimes even the camera….

Have feedback?: blog at melissacameron dot net

6 responses to “Hi, I’m Melissa”

  1. Wow, wow, wow!! Saw some of your work in 3D at e.g. etal when I was visiting Melbourne, still Amazing in photo form.
    Great blog,
    Cheers,
    Kate

  2. Hello Melissa,
    You are a good writer. Your subject matter is over my head, however i enjoyed your naturalism.
    I am a cook, not a Jeweller and i am searching for someone to enamel coat? or a protective / non stick coat , my Paella pans.
    All i can find are overseas commercial kitchenware makers ie Firestone. I live near Melbourne.
    The pans initially had a coating but this is now wearing off. The pans are 1.2 meters wide and 90 mm deep. They are some form of steel alloy that were sourced in Malaysia.
    I know this isn’t your field , but i have become quite frustrated in my searching. Perhaps you may know someone.
    Thanks for your time, Regards Rodney.

  3. Hi Rodney,
    Many thanks, and apologies for coming to your question so late. I don’t have any names of industrial enamellers in Australia unfortunately, and I can’t imagine that you’d be up for sending them to the US for resurfacing. I cannot even think of a person/university/business that would have a kiln of that size, though I know that glass manufacturers and some ceramicists would have to have them somewhere. I’m sorry to not be able to help you, you question really has me stumped. I hope you are able to find a good solution soon. Good luck!
    Melissa

  4. Hello Melissa,

    I saw your work at the Bellevue Arts Museum and was deeply moved. On your blog entry about Tanya Lippe’s Lunch Box, I saw mention of a book published posthumously with her poetry (featured in the installation). Is the book available for purchase? Or was it only a small print run for friends and family?

    Thank you for the experience.

    Be well,
    Raven

  5. Hi Raven,

    Thank you so much for getting in touch and your comments about the work. As you suspected, it was a small print run made locally, only for friends and family. Micki gave me a copy from which to make the work, and kindly loaned a hard copy for the exhibition.

    The piece is the result of a very unique commission, and became a collaboration between Tanya’s words, the object, my research and my body. I don’t think I’ll make a work, or have an experience, like it again. That might read as overly dramatic, but I do believe it’s true. I am so glad that it has resonated.

    Thank you for sharing, I wish you luck in your words,
    Melissa

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